• A Step Toward Renewal

  • On The Waterfront: A Business and Commerce Driver

  • Granite Crossing: Big Step In Small Community's Re-growth

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Once Left For Dead, Overland Park (OH) Site Humming

This past March, a Renewal and Redevelopment article ("Toledo's Economic Heart is Beating Again") described how the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority was transforming a contaminated former Jeep factory site in North Toledo into the modern Overland Industrial Park. In mid May, Jim Kansichas, CEO of… Read more

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A Step Toward Renewal
Environmental

A Step Toward Renewal

“They stopped thinking about it as me and started thinking about it as we.” Two years ago, community members in Fairmont, West Va. decided to address the significant number of abandoned buildings in the city by forming a Brownfields, Abandoned, and Dilapidated (BAD) Buildings Team, supported with technical assistance from the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (NBAC). While City Planning Department staff spearheaded the effort, volunteer citizens surveyed 326 properties across 110 miles of city streets — on foot. After dividing the city by council districts, 18 volunteers walked the streets in pairs to document the conditions of abandoned and dilapidated … Read more
On The Waterfront: A Business and Commerce Driver
Waterfront Development

On The Waterfront: A Business and Commerce Driver

The new generation design standard for urban waterfront communities shows a trend toward multi-phase developments. In addition, urban waterfront also serves as a mighty tourist draw for a good many local and global tourists as witnessed by the annual growth of Chicago’s Navy Pier—as the companion feature story on Waterfronts in this issue well depicts. From a business commerce and logistics standpoint, Baltimore’s Harbor Point waterfront is presently in the midst of construction for a new headquarters for energy producer Exelon—being done on a long passed-over brownfield site. Stamford, Connecticut’s Harbor Point is a redevelopment of the formerly industrial South End, wit… Read more
On The Waterfront: Chicago's Navy Pier At A Crossroads
Public Govt. & Institutions

On The Waterfront: Chicago's Navy Pier At A Crossroads

Water is powerful. The rip tide warnings that went into effect off the Carolina and Virginia coasts around Memorial Day weekend proved this fact, packing a relentless power to pull unwitting swimmers out to sea. Water has another brand of kinetic strength: It's a multi-faceted economic driver for a metropolitan area. People gravitate towards water along Lake Michigan to dine, ride Ferris wheels and excursion boats as well as listen to live music. They do this in waves when visiting Chicago's Navy Pier. Back in the 1970's and 80's, someone traipsing around Navy Pier on a typical summer weekend could have easily mistaken it for a watery, abandoned graveyard. The pier was in … Read more

Risk Management

When the Indemnity Fails: Insurance as a Back-Stop
Risk Management

When the Indemnity Fails: Insurance as a Back-Stop

Access to capital and stricter lender underwriting standards are often cited as significant hurdles to buyers. Increasingly, environmental impairment liability insurance is being required by lenders as a condition of… Read more
Methods That Should Be On Your Radar
Risk Management

Methods That Should Be On Your Radar

Geophysical surveys can be the bedrock of today’s environmental projects, from locating abandoned underground storage tanks (USTs) and utilities, to complex mapping of geology in remedial investigations, to finding landfill… Read more
Environmental Liability Insurance for Owners, Developers, Lenders and   Contractors
Risk Management

Environmental Liability Insurance for Owners, Developers, Lenders and Contractors

Redevelopment of a brownfield property, whether it be for a high-profile stadium or a small apartment complex, requires the coordination of efforts between property owners, developers, lenders, govern-mental regulators, contractors… Read more


Urban

Municipal Regulation of Land Cleanup:An Idea Whose Time has Come
Urban Planning

Municipal Regulation of Land Cleanup:An Idea Whose Time has Come

It occurs disproportionately in low income neighborhoods where its damaging impacts are most debilitating, contributing to disinvestment and a downward economic and social spiral. It results in greater exposure to… Read more
Granite Crossing: Big Step In Small Community's Re-growth
Urban Planning

Granite Crossing: Big Step In Small Community's Re-growth

Lithonia, Georgia, is a small community of fewer than 2,000 residents in DeKalb County, 19 miles east of Atlanta. The area is known for its abundance of granite, including nearby… Read more
Toledo's 'Economic Heart' Is Beating Once Again
Urban Planning

Toledo's 'Economic Heart' Is Beating Once Again

Toledo has always been an auto town, making car parts ranging from Champion Sparkplugs to Libby-Owens-Ford windshields. Toledo's most iconic auto manufacturing product was the US military Jeep, started by… Read more


Waterfront Redevelopment

Waterfront Brownfields 2.0
Waterfront Redevelopment

Waterfront Brownfields 2.0

No longer can politicians talk about rediscovering their city’s neglected waterfront; half a century after cities such as Pittsburgh and Baltimore had their first waterfront redevelopment a trend is well… Read more
A Mill(ion) Dollar Opportunity
Waterfront Redevelopment

A Mill(ion) Dollar Opportunity

The transformed complex has brought millions of dollars in new business investments to the community’s struggling economy. I think what really made this mill redevelopment project was the city’s bold,… Read more
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